Sasha Alexander (born May 17 1973) is an American actress. She is well known for her role as Caitlin Todd in the CBS television drama NCIS.
Alexander was born Suzana S. Drobnjaković
in Los Angeles, California
descent. She began acting in school productions at the seventh grade. She was also an ice skater, but had to stop due to an injury to her knee. She continued acting through high school and college, and then moved to New York
to act in summer stock
festivals. She graduated from the University of Southern California
's School of Cinema-Television
Alexander was a regular on two short-lived series, the medical drama Presidio Med
and ABC's twenty-something drama Wasteland
. She appeared on the fourth season of Dawson's Creek
as Gretchen Witter, dating the title character, and in an episode of the short-lived Fox comedy
series Greg the Bunny
, playing the part of a lesbian TV Guide
reporter and shared a memorable onscreen kiss with Sarah Silverman
. Alexander has also appeared in the films Lucky 13, and All Over the Guy
. Her role on NCIS
ended in May 2005 and she had a small role in 2006's Mission Impossible III
She joined the cast of The Nine
in the role of Nick's ex-wife. She also did one episode of Friends
("The One with Joey's Interview"
), playing a Soap Opera Digest
reporter who interviewed Joey.
On August 11, 2007 Sasha married director Edoardo Ponti
in Geneva, Switzerland
, son of actress Sophia Loren
and film producer Carlo Ponti
The two have a child, Lucia Sofia, born May 12, 2006.